Five Hungry Joes – A pictorial archive of the Trashcan Sinatras. Legendary Scottish Band


His Master’s Voice
March 13, 2010, 10:39 am
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…is, as you know, commonly known as HMV – an international entertainment retail chain and one of the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Walk in to any store and you’ll hear all kinds of music spinning on the in-store jukebox.

If you walked in around May 1993, however, you’d probably have walked straight back out again, judging by what was playing on this in-store promo video.

Included here is the promo video for The Trashcans’ single ‘I’ve Seen Everything. Others include M People, Oceanic, Stereo MCs and Dinosaur Jr – who at a push, would be the only other artist to receive pass marks.

1993? – it was all a big mistake.

Look very closely and you’ll see Mr Livingston trying to cheat at cards.

29 May – 19 June 1993 HMV Instore Promo



Scary Movie
February 27, 2010, 11:05 am
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Ever wondered what the ‘Spooktime’ video looks like?

Well, here it is.

I’m sure you know all about this film, but if you don’t (shame on you), here’s a quick synopsis. ‘Spooktime’ is a fifteen minute short film inspired by characters who appear on the album ‘A Happy Pocket’. It was written and conceived by Scottish director, John McFarlane, along with Paolo Hewitt and Tony Crean. The Trashcans provide a musical backdrop to the film which is crammed full of drugs, violence, sex and murder – just a normal night out in Glasgow then.

The cassette also includes the ‘To Sir, With Love’ video, and some copies came with a 6 question contest to “Win a luxury two night stay in Scotland”. Questions included easy ones like ‘Which songs are featured in “Spooktime”?’ to more difficult ones like ‘What was the number plate of the taxi?’.

Until recently, you could view ‘Spooktime’ online at John McFarlane’s website, but it seems to have been removed. Maybe someone doesn’t want you all to see it.

Spooky eh?

1996 Go Discs Ltd in association with MTP



Girls Go Crazy…
September 7, 2009, 6:32 pm
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…for those sharp dressed men.

In a world of DVD, Blu-Ray, Super duper hi res HDTV et al, isn’t it great once in a while to dust down the old VCR and watch an old wonky video cassette.

Here we have the Trashcans looking very dapper in their suits – Savile Row I imagine – for the video of their cover of Don Black and Mark London’s ‘To Sir, With Love’ – made famous by fellow Scot, Marie Lawrie.

The promo for this single included – as you well know – snippets from the Trashcans very own blockbuster movie ‘Spooktime’ – a fifteen minute alcadelic trip through Glaswegian low-life.

tswl_vid_01tswl_vid_02tswl_vid_05tswl_vid_04tswl_vid_031996 Go! Discs Ltd




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